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    Can You Really Speak Italian?

    Don't use translate you cheater

    1. Which of these isn't a way to say "be quiet"?

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      Closa la bocca!

      The word "closa" isn't a thing, so it's nonsense to say closa la bocca

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    2. Which of these is not a type of food?

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      Lucignolo!

      He is a character in the Italian version of Pinocchio! In the English version, he is known as Lampwick or Candlewick! (translations: peas, watermelon, lobster)

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    3. Which of these is spelled correctly?

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      Mascarpone!

      Many people pronounce it "mar-skar-ponay" but it's really "mas-car-poneh."

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    4. How is "zeppole" pronounced?

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      Zepp-oh-leh!

      The other pronunciations are common mistakes and are not correct. Zeppole (plural) are pastries made of fried dough and typically topped off with powdered sugar. (Singular form is "zeppola")

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    5. Which of these isn't in present tense?

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      Camminato!

      This is in past tense (passato prossimo)! These are all forms of ''camminare'' or "to walk." (translations: y'all walk, we walk, they walk)

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    6. Which of these is not typically found in a classroom?

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      Un Albero!

      "Un albero" is a tree, and many classrooms don't have those. (Translations: A desk, the tape, a backpack).

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    7. Which of these isn't something you wear?

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      La Gomma!

      La gomma is chewing gum and/or an eraser! It looks very similar to "la gonna" which is a skirt. (Translations: the bag, the scarf, the jacket)

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    8. Finally, which of these is an Italian pepperoni pizza?

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      The Peppers!

      In Italy, "pepperoni" means small peppers, so unless it specifies that it means the pepperoni we know and love in America, expect peppers. (It is usually specified on the menu which it means since the mistake has been made many times before.)

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